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  • The Association of Millwork Distributors has released the second draft edition of its Side-Hinged Exterior Door System (SHEDS) Standard for public comment. The standard is designed to create a procedure for structurally rating a side-hinged exterior door systems that allows for substitution of  components. The standard utilizes the ASTM E330 test method and also provides a test method for... more »
  • U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi visited the Simonton Windows new corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, last Tuesday to welcome the business to the community. During his hour-long visit, the Congressman toured the offices with Mark Savan, Simonton president, and met with several executives to learn more about the vinyl window manufacturer, its history and plans for the future. “It was a... more »
  • A nanostructured anti-fogging technology for glass developed by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has been honored with an 2011 R&D 100 award by R&D Magazine. The anti-fogging technology is said to out perform any similar technology on the market.     An LBL photo shows the glass slide that's been placed in a freezer, then exposed to humid air at room... more »
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America program is hosting its second annual Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting, scheduled for August 9-11 in Denver. Windows are on a wide-ranging agenda that will feature speakers addressing subjects from air sealing and ventilation to business models and community outreach. The Colorado meeting is targeted to researchers, architects... more »
  • Door component supplier Endura Products has revamped its website to offer visitors an improved online experience. Visitors to the new enduraproducts.com will experience an easier to navigate, more intuitive site that offers access to product news and information, latest press releases, trade show information and technical information, the supplier notes.  "This new design was created... more »
  • Mathews Brothers Co. has been awarded the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) designation for its efforts in providing a safe and healthy work environment. Department of Labor officials presented the company with its certificate of achievement at the company's Belfast, Maine, facility today. “This award... more »
  • "Universal Design and Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population" is the title of an educational seminar being sponsored on Thursday by Milgard Windows & Doors. To be held in conjunction with PCBC at the AIA San Francisco office, the presentation is designed to explore the desires of baby boomers to remain independent and age in place, regardless of their physical... more »
  • Phantom Screens, based in Abbotsbord, B.C., has added two new U.S. distributors. Phantom of Charlotte LLC now represents the manufacturer of retractable screen products in an eight county area surrounding Charlotte, N.C. The company is owned and operated by David Winters in conjunction his with his retail screen business, Screenmobile of Charlotte. Phantom Screens' newest distributor in the... more »
  • Stanek Windows is adding ProVia Door’s custom steel and fiberglass entry doors to its home improvement product lineup. The replacement window manufacturer serves Western Florida, Northeast Ohio and Southeastern Wisconsin with offices in Tampa and Clearwater, Fla., Cleveland, and Milwaukee, offering windows, patio doors and exterior doors, as well as siding, hurricane shutters and gutter... more »
  • Viwinco, a manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at its operations on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s PCN Tours. The Viwinco show will premiere at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, and re-air at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, July 11. “We feel that Viwinco makes the industry’s best vinyl replacement and new construction windows.... more »